Researchers at the IFAPA Center "La Mojonera", Pedro Gómez and Carmen García, sign this opinion piece for ECA on the importance of continuing to innovate in seeds to boost competitiveness in the horticultural sector.
These days, a supra-regional research group, SALUDOLIVAR, has been set up, with the participation of the Óleoestepa cooperative, the Sustainable Agriculture Institute (IAS) of the CSIC, the IBMA association (International Biocontrol Manufacturers Association), and the AINIA Technological Center. The objective of this consortium is to develop comprehensive strategies for the control of insect pests and emerging diseases with greater impact on productivity and yield of olive farms, especially some of special incidence such as the Olive Fly, Verticilosis or the Xylella.
AINIA is investigating a new technology that optimizes the recovery and analysis of relevant information for business decision making in the agro-food sector, within the framework of its BIGFOOD project, which has the support of the Valencian Institute of Competitiveness Empresarial (IVACE), through the call for aid for R & D, directed to technological centers of the Valencian Community in cooperation with companies.
As usual, Carbotecnia participated with its own exhibition space in the Fruit Attraction. Dozens of customers passed through its stand to learn about the latest developments in high technology fertilization with low molecular weight Carboxylic acids.
The Minister Isabel García Tejerina has advanced that MAPAMA will lead a Working Group on Digitization and Big Data in agriculture, in the course of its intervention in the II Forum on Digital Transformation and Big Data in Agriculture, which was held on the 8th November in Madrid and has gathered more than 400 attendees. As reported by the minister, the purpose of this initiative is to address the needs of the sector and the rural environment to meet the technical, economic, training and legislative challenges of the digital transformation.
Deoleo and the Union of Small Farmers and Cattle Ranchers (UPA) have signed an agreement with the purpose of reinforcing the quality and traceability in the olive oil sector, identifying all the stages of its elaboration, "from the field to the table" . This alliance is the first step to achieve a series of objectives that revert to benefits for the entire sector.
It is not only about reducing emissions, the path of digitalization towards agriculture 4.0 (two steps beyond the "precision farming" and that the "Smart farming") goes towards a more global approach, which seeks the reduction of the footprint of carbon.
In the latest edition of Fruit Attraction, Nunhems®, the unit of horticultural seeds from Bayer has revealed its leadership strategy, based on the slogan "Imagine it, we make it happen", a working method with which the Nunhems® brand achieves seduce the consumer thanks to the involvement of all departments of the company with the common goal of working daily to find out what are the real needs of the food chain and determine the best way to meet them.
Surprise will be the main objective of the Indian multinational BKT from its exhibitor B11 in the HALL 3 of Agritechnica, one of the most important international fairs in the world for the sector of agricultural mechanization. Thus, in this event, which takes place from November 12 to 18, 2017 in Hannover, in addition to the exclusive launch of the FL 637, new to the Flotation family, BKT will raise the curtain to show more extraordinary surprises that will be unveiled during the conference of press set for November 14.
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